Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Solstice

Today I will remain present and embrace this brightest day of the year.  Today I will picnic and venture to the pool with my children.  Today I will plant corn.  (In pots.  In your face, gophers.)  I will savor the spicy chai on my lips.  I will be curious about the shimmering blue light across the meadow.  I will make something delicious.  I will give mondo gratitude for every. single. thing.  

Today I will shoot.

Happy Solstice ... share your rituals, reflections ... show me your day.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Step away from the funk.

I get in funks.  Sometimes they're really hard to get out of.  Today I think I figured out that the key is to move.  Even if I don't want to, just simple movement can be the necessary shift.  I was in a funk this morning.  The kids begged and begged (ad infinitum) to go to the pool.  The answer was repeatedly, "No".  Then they spent a good deal of time cleaning their rooms, and worked really hard.  I caved and took them, and it ended up being the positive shift that I sought.  The kids' joy, the smell of barbecue and chlorine, the perfect breeze, dappled shade, armed with my camera, journal and a copy of Momma Zen ..... I found my center yet again.  

What are the little things that are your happiness?

Summer vacation

Hellooo, June.  It's the first full day of summer vacation for the kiddos ~ art on the deck, popsicles, crafts and merry-making ensues.  I tend to get emotional at the end of school years, knowing they're another year older, another grade higher, leaps and bounds before my eyes.  I want to savor the Summer and the little time left of them being little, give them fun and adventure, and take pictures.  Lots and lots of pictures.

And your Summer plans?